What People Have Said about The Spirit Level

“An intellectual flagship of post-crisis compassion, this reader-friendly fusion of number-crunching and moral uplift has helped steer a debate about the route to a kinder, fairer nation.”
Boyd Tonkin, Independent

“A compass to rebuild our societies… a shining vision”
Johann Hari, Independent

“Brave and imaginative… a far-reaching analysis”
Michael Sargent, Nature

“Has been making policy waves on both sides of the Atlantic”
Julian le Grand, Prospect

“Social status hierarchies are literally lethal”
Goran Therborn, Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge

“A ground-breaking work and one that deserves the widest possible readership”
Iain Ferguson, Socialist Review

“Compelling and shocking. All free marketers should be made to memorize it from cover to cover”
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Independent

“It’s impossible to overstate the implications of (this) thesis… brave… transformative… its conclusion is simple: we do better when we’re equal”
Lynsey Hanley, Guardian

“A remarkable new book… the implications are profound”
Will Hutton, Observer

“… might be the most important book of the year”
John Crace, Guardian

“In these gloomy times – this work should cheer you up no end”
Peter Wilby, New Statesman

“This is a book with a big idea, big enough to change political thinking”
John Carey, Sunday Times

“A powerful argument”
Matthew Taylor, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce

“Graph after graph demonstrates cause and dire effect”
Colette Douglas Home, Glasgow Herald

“A profoundly important book”
Richard Layard

“This book communicates a relevant and powerful message for our times”
Niall Crowley, Irish Times

“It is a sweeping claim, yet the evidence, here painstakingly marshalled, is hard to dispute”
The Economist

“They’re onto something here, aren’t they?”
Michael White, Guardian

“A crucial contribution to the ideological argument… it provides a vital part of the intellectual manifesto on which the battle for a better society can be fought” 
Roy Hattersley, New Statesman